Del Mar

…a small, upscale coastal town about 20 minutes north of downtown, San Diego (92014)

This historic town just west of Carmel Valley, north of La Jolla and south of Solana Beach, dates back to the 1880’s.

Del Mar is known for its world famous thoroughbred racetrack, scenic ocean front homes, the county fair, and a charming village boasting many unique shops and eateries.


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Del Mar has a population of approx. 4,500 in the 2.1 square mile coastal area which provides an oasis of calm and tranquil living.

Residents and visitors alike are usually found strolling along the village walk, relaxing outdoors, and surfing (one of the best surf spots at 11th street, but don’t tell my husband that I told you).


With over 56 shops offering everything from high-end apparel to one-of-a-kind specialty shops and art galleries, there is definitely something for everyone!  Del Mar is fun because it’s lined with many restaurants and quaint café’s (my favorite is Crepes & Corks) with outdoor seating allowing you to enjoy a meal in the fresh open air.


Have a dog?  That is no problem in Del Mar as they have their own designated dog beach. Since the city incorporation in 1959, Del Mar has maintained its status as dog friendly.

Nine months of the year, dogs can run to their hearts content over the two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse.

While many residents and visitors enjoy all areas of the beach, the most popular location for owners to bring their canines is the North Beach area.

North Beach, affectionately called “Dog Beach” by dog owners, is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach.

The area includes the mouth of the San Dieguito River and a stretch of coastal bluff.  While laws restrict access to half of the Del Mar beach during the summer months, North Beach remains open to dogs; however, dogs must be restricted to a six foot leash.  For rules, click here!

The funny thing about Del Mar is that everyone loves the outdoors.  This town boasts many parks, such as Seagrove and the Powerhouse Park mentioned above.

You will always find people taking advantage of the San Diego sun. Have young ones?  There is also a playground for kiddy fun.  Also, click here to visit the renowned Del Mar Union School.

Del Mar is now the smallest town in the booming San Diego region; a definite gem nestled along the coast.

The most significant impact on the community over the last 40 years has been the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in nearby La Jolla.

Many faculty members and students reside in the community, influencing the political, social and cultural climate.

In the 1970 the emphasis of the local government shifted towards slow growth, open spaces and preservation.

Due to the efforts of an active group called the Friends of Del Mar, there will never be high-rise apartment buildings or billboards in the City.

Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park are both the results of the community citizenry working together to preserve open space.

Del Mar has grown family-by-family over the last 150 years.

Today, almost 4,500 lucky residents call Del Mar their home.

Whether coming to enjoy the beach, shop in the village, spend a day at the races or just relax, Del Mar is always in season!